# Cars and houses

#### simonali

##### Guru
A house up the road from me, which I would guess has a market value of around £200K-£250K, has a brand new BMW M3 (£51K) parked outside and the same goes for a few other houses in the area i.e. the cost of the car parked on the drive is equivalent to around 20-25% of the value of the house. Isn't that a little excessive?

I've just worked mine out and my car is worth 2.9% of my house.

#### domtyler

##### Über Member
It is pathetic isn't it?

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#### simonali

##### Guru
domtyler said:
It is pathetic isn't it?

Are you suggesting I get a more expensive car?

#### Blue

##### Legendary Member
simonali said:
Are you suggesting I get a more expensive car?

If he wasn't, I am. Don't let the neighbourhood down FFS.

However, all is forgiven if you can confirm that your bike is worth at least 4 times the car

#### Kirstie

##### Über Member
[this sounds like a question from GCSE maths]
3 of my bikes are each worth the same as my car, which is worth about 1.6% of the value of my house. So, how long is a piece of string?

#### ChrisKH

##### Veteran
I've never understood it. People are prepared to spend over the odds for a car, yet live in comparatively cramped conditions. I'd prefer to put the money into a bigger house. And cycle.

#### Blue

##### Legendary Member
Kirstie said:
[this sounds like a question from GCSE maths]
3 of my bikes are each worth the same as my car, which is worth about 1.6% of the value of my house.

That's fine

#### Blue

##### Legendary Member
Kirstie said:
[this sounds like a question from GCSE maths]
So, how long is a piece of string?

.......... and how many pieces of string would it take to reach the moon

#### Aint Skeered

##### New Member
I own 3 cars, (ducks to avoid various missiles) anyway the total of all 3 is roughly 50% of the value of my road bike

#### abchandler

##### Senior Member
Any sentence containing '3' and 'ducks' should be banned. Sorry mr_hippo

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#### simonali

##### Guru
Blue said:
If he wasn't, I am. Don't let the neighbourhood down FFS.

However, all is forgiven if you can confirm that your bike is worth at least 4 times the car

Can you get bikes that cost £40,000?

#### Blue

##### Legendary Member
Aint Skeered said:
I own 3 cars, (ducks to avoid various missiles) anyway the total of all 3 is roughly 50% of the value of my road bike

I'm impressed (by the bike!!)

#### Blue

##### Legendary Member
simonali said:
Can you get bikes that cost £40,000?

I'm impressed (by the house!!)

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#### simonali

##### Guru
Blue said:
I'm impressed (by the house!!)

I cocked up my sums earlier and have moved the decimal point.

Note to self: 2 places to the right, dumkopf!